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Monday, December 12, 2016

Winter Concert Info

No rehearsal for any ensembles tomorrow night!!!  Students need to keep working hard at home so that they are ultra-prepared for the concert (and the playing portion of their final exam over the concert material the next day).  The refreshment list is full, and the finish line is in sight.  Info for the concert on Thursday is as follows:

Call Time:  6:00 pm
Performance Time:  7:00 pm
Dress:   Full uniform

As this is a perfect time of year to reflect on all of those things that we are grateful for and that warm our heart, it's also the perfect time of year to express my most heartfelt thanks to all of our orchestra students and parents.  What a blessing to have the privilege to work with such wonderful musicians every day, and to have a fantastic group of parents supporting us every step of the way. Warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and a restful winter break!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Winter Concert Rehearsal Update

Monday rehearsal will not be utilized for any class this week.  There still remains the possibility that Concert Orchestra and Sinfonia Orchestra may need the Tuesday rehearsal, with the decision dependent upon preparation levels heard in class on Monday. Chamber Orchestra will not have rehearsal on Tuesday.

The sign-up for refreshments following the winter concert is looking good, but we still have a couple of spots available to help serve that night. You can click here to volunteer and help us out with your "mad cookie arranging skills" :-)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Winter Concert Week Update

Rehearsals scheduled for next week are tentative at this point.  There have been no combined pieces programmed, so the rehearsals will be utilized only if needed due to events such as snow days, lack of preparation, etc.  Please continue to keep the time slots on your calendar, but we are hoping they will not be needed, that the weather will cooperate and that students will continue to put forth great effort both outside of class and within the rehearsals during the day to ensure a great concert.  Hopefully the decision will be made by Friday.  

The sign-up for refreshments following the winter concert is now available, and you can click here to volunteer and help us out with some tasty holiday treats.

Congratulations to five members of the NCHS Chamber Orchestra who have been selected as some of the top string students in the state!!!!  Ethan, Emily, Felicia, Peyton, and Tommy will all be participating in the orchestras at the All-State convention in Peoria at the end of January.  Way to represent NCHS!!!!